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October 2015

Cum e în Londra? (varianta octombrie 2015)

De ce scriu articolul?

Sunt 3 tipuri de oameni care o să vadă linkul către articolul de față – 10% o să fie indignați de ce scriu, pe diferite motive, probabil toate justificate. Pentru 80% articolul nu va însemna mare lucru, nici în bine, nici în rău. Pentru 10% va însemna, sper, vreau, m-aș bucura, ceva. Pentru acești oameni am scris articolul.

Aveți multe motive să nu citiți articolul. Dacă vreți să treceți peste ele, și să citiți, totuși, articolul, vă invit să intrați. Dar nu vă descălcați, intrați așa, că la Londra oamenii intră încălțați în casă.

Credits: https://flic.kr/p/k1DAe9
Credits: https://flic.kr/p/k1DAe9

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Răzvan Bordeanu: Scurt follow-up după IM World 2015

Razvan Bordeanu: Miercuri si Joi respectiv 7-8 Octombrie am avut deosebita placere de a fi invitat la unul dintr-e cele mai grandioase evenimente B2B din zona IT-ului romanesc: Internet and Mobile World 2015.

Un eveniment destul de trendy, din 2012 (atunci cand a avut loc prima editie) si pana la editia actuala, evenimentul s-a aflat intr-o continua crestere, atat din punct de vedere al numarului de vizitatori cat si din punct de vedere al numarului de expozanti participanti.

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Suflet românesc – Stela Popescu

Suflet românesc, așa cum e el, necăjit, doritor de mai bine, cu speranță și mâhnire, un pic leneș, un pic cocolășit, dornic de a împărți binele cu alții, și a păstra răul pentru sine, vesel deși aparent trist, așteptând ajutor ca în Miorița, dar și dornic de a se zidi în perete, ca Ana, primitor și vesel de binele altuia, cu dorință de reuși, și de a fi totul bine, dar trist când vede realitatea.

N-am văzut în ultima vreme o mai bună radiografie a sufletului românesc.

Ignorați subiectul, e irelevant, vedeți omul din spatele vorbelor.

Vezi monologul aici »

Stela Popescu, Wikipedia, https://goo.gl/2IZzXq
Stela Popescu, Wikipedia, https://goo.gl/2IZzXq

Rand Fishkin, Moz: Google cares more about people reading something, than about people sharing something

Source: https://goo.gl/56BlJV, Moz.com
Source: https://goo.gl/56BlJV, Moz.com

From the latest WhiteBoard Friday:

I think Google is honest when they tell us, “We don’t look at social shares to determine rankings.” I think what Google sees is something Chartbeat showed a few years ago. This was another excellent study that I encourage you to check out. Chartbeat basically analyzed engagement on socially shared content. What they saw was a plot that looks like this. Very, very few social articles have high read time. Even the ones that have lots of social sharing have very little read time.

It turns out a ton of things that people share socially on the Web, they don’t read at all. They may click Retweet. They may even include the URL. They might share it on Facebook. But they, themselves, may never have even visited that content. Sounds crazy, but I bet you’ve done it. I bet I’ve done it. I bet I’ve been like well, you know, it was probably a good edition of Whiteboard Friday, I’ll go share it out, having not yet watched the video and seen whether I did a good job or not. That’s just the way of the Web.

I think Google cares much more about the engagement than they do about the social share counts themselves.

Source: Using Social Media as Your Primary (or Only) Link Building Tactic Probably Won’t Work – Whiteboard Friday – Moz

Duplicator – Plugin de WordPress foarte rapid pentru transfer site-uri

TL;DR: Dacă doriți să transferați un site din locația a în locația B (mutați hostingul, de exemplu; sau schimbați domeniul; sau ați instalat WordPress într-o locație temporară pentru configurări și apoi îl lansați “live”), un plugin foarte bun pentru asta este Duplicator ».

duplicator

Detalii despre folosire și instrucțiuni detaliate: How to Move or Backup Your Website with Duplicator Plugin.

Mai multe pluginuri pe tema asta: 8+ Awesome Plugins for Safely Moving WordPress – WPMU DEV sau 3 Plugins For Easily Migrating A WordPress Site, Tried & Tested.

Așadar, Duplicator ». :)

How to mass delete your backup photos from Google Plus (and why would you want to do that)?

TL;DR: below, a solution on how to mass delete your backup photos from Google Plus (and why would you want to do that)?

zehiotrump - Hard drive, https://flic.kr/p/wK4qRn
zehiotrump – Hard drive, https://flic.kr/p/wK4qRn

I recently got into the problem of having too much data in my Google Drive. You know the situation – you add some things in your Google account, and, at some point, you have so much data in there that you are required to pay for a premium account. I wouldn’t generally mind to do so, but I prefer to pay when I choose to, not when I’m forced to.

The 2 USD / month for 100 GB / year is a tempting one, but there are alternatives which are free, and after one year of usage, it’s generally hard to switch.

To understand my problem, see the below graph, which shows my current space usage on Gmail:

storage

I used to have around 2-3 GB more in my Gmail and 5 GB more on Google Drive.

For Gmail, it was simple. Using some search parameters, I just searched for Google Calendar appointment emails, newsletters, and emails with attachments sent within some timeframe. I then mass deleted emails. Simple.

For Google Photos, the main issue was that I have in there a few hundred albums and most of them should have photos stored at the “right” image size, which is, according to Google, 2048 x 2048 pixels.

So, I tested, randomly, some folders in there, and couldn’t find the albums which, supposedly, had images with bigger resolution than these.

Then, I’ve found a way to sync Google Photos with Google Drive. And I started syncing. It took a while to download the files, considering there were tenths of thousands. After a while, I did a search on them, and I found that there were some videos (surprise, surprise, I didn’t want these in my Google Photos), and some large images (surprising, considering I tend to always check the option, in Google Picasa, to have images which are less than 2048 x 2048 when uploaded).

I started deleting videos (example search »), but, still, there were a few gigabytes of data to remove. So, I looked, to find that there were images larger than 2048 x 2048. After some digging (going through files like this »), I found that most of the images were, in fact, backup photos from my Android phone.

I found the folder with the problems », but I couldn’t mass delete albums in there.

After some digging », I finally found out that this is the link I should have visited right from the start:

https://plus.google.com/photos/+YOURUSERNAME/albums/camerasync

All this trouble just for finding a URL. In there, all the photos, probably all the videos, too, had I not deleted them. Much simpler, now to delete.

Still, in my Picasa album » there were some empty folders, but I can safely ignore that folder.

Mission accomplished. :)

Anyhow, using this list », I found out a better alternative to Google Drive, which i currently use.

So, at the end of the day:

  • Less than 15 GB of files in Google account.
  • A solution for backing up files better than Google Drive, for my needs, at least.

Managing WordPress errors due to updates. How to do it?

TL;DR: Let’s say you build a web site on WordPress. It works fine. Then, you start doing some updates, you add some plugins. After a while, you discover that the beautiful WordPress installation you once had, now has some real issues. How to solve them?

wordpress-bugs

 

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